Road Trip in Western Canada

By | September 19, 2021

In this proposal for a tailor-made trip, you visit the most beautiful places western Canada has to offer. Here you get animal and nature experiences maximized and visit the national parks Banff, Yoho and Jasper as well as fantastic Vancouver Island.

Experience the fascinating landscapes and culture of western Canada. In this proposal for a tailor-made road trip, you will see the most beautiful cities such as Vancouver and Victoria as well as the impressive national parks Banff, Jasper and Yoho. Then you continue along the rugged coast with small, cozy towns and lots of culture on Vancouver Island before returning to Sweden again. See discount hotels in Canada on ehotelat.

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Day 1: Departure from Scandinavia and arrival in Calgary (130 km)

Departure from Scandinavia and arrival in Calgary. You pick up your rental car and then drive to your hotel in Banff. The reception contains materials and information about your road trip in British Columbia and Alberta.

Day 2: Banff National Park

The whole day is earmarked for exploring Banff and its surroundings. We highly recommend a visit to the Banff Natural History Museum. You can also spend the day outdoors with rafting or maybe a boat trip on Minnewanka.

Day 3: Banff to Jasper (285 km)

Now you go on to Jasper via the spectacular Icefields Parkway. Take your time because there are lots of great stops to make for photography. Why not make your way past Peyto Lake and take an Ice Explorer Excursion at Columbia Icefield.

Day 4: Jasper National ParkWells Gray Provincial Park (340 km)

Today you leave the tranquility of beautiful Jasper National Park to drive towards Wells Gray Provincial Park. On the way, you drive past Mount Robson, which is Rocky Mountain’s highest vantage point. In Wells Gray Provincial Park, there are plenty of activities such as hiking, horseback riding, rafting or canoeing. If you are really lucky, you can also see bears here in the park.

Day 5: Wells Gray Provincial Park – Lac Le Jeune (166 km)

Now the journey goes to Lac Le Jeune via the Yellowhead Highway. Do not miss to visit Clearwater’s Yellowhead Museum where you can learn more about the area’s history. At Lac Le Jeune itself, guests can enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking and canoeing.

Day 6: Lac Le Jeune – Whistler (318 km)

Now you continue on the Gold Rush Trail, the same path that the gold diggers and pioneers took. There are many nice stops to make along the way and you finally arrive in Whistler. The city is best known as a winter and ski destination, but in the summer you will find plenty of adrenaline-fueled adventures for visitors of all ages.

Day 7: Whistler

Whistler is a mecca for those who like to move around during the holidays and there are activities for all ages. You can do fishing excursions, float through the treetops with a zipline, ride a mountain bike and much, much more. One thing is for sure though, you never get bored in Whistler.

Day 8: Whistler – Campbell River (19 miles)

On the way to the Campbell river, you can stop at 335 meters high Shannons Falls and explore the dramatic gorges of Garibaldi Provincional Park before taking the ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. Campbell River is a cozy place surrounded by mountains, forest and with a beautiful stretch of coastline. Here you can hike to Elk Falls and Strathcona Park. You can also do bear or whale safaris or snorkel among wild salmon.

Day 9: Campbell River – Tofino (270 km)

Now you continue to Tofino, a fun surfing town on western Vancouver Island. Here are nice streets with galleries and cafes. The area outside the city offers wilderness and a very varied wildlife where you can see everything from bears to seals and whales.

Day 10: Tofino

All day on your own – rent a surfboard and try the waves or lace up your hiking boots and go exploring in Pacific Rim National Park.

Day 11: Tofino – Victoria (316 km)

Today, the journey returns to the east coast of Vancouver Island via Horne Lake Caves and Cathedral Grove. You can take a dip in one of the many lakes or hike in one of the beautiful wooded areas before continuing on Malahat Drive to Victoira via Nanaimo and Chemainus.

Day 12: On a voyage of discovery in Victoria

Today you have time to explore British Columbia’s elegant capital Victoria. We recommend a visit to Beacon Hill Park and “The Art Gallery of greater Victoria”. Enjoy Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel and take a stroll in the famous Butchart Gardens. You can also just relax and sit down by the harbor and watch the small seaplanes take off and land outside.

Day 13: Victoria – Vancouver (70 km)

Now take the ferry from Victoria to Vancouver. Vancouver consists of several small towns and neighborhoods, each with its own charm and together they make Vancouver a very special place. In addition to Stanley Park, there are many attractions; MacMillan Planetarium, Chinatown, Gastown, Granville Island, Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain to name a few.

Day 14: Vancouver

The whole day is free to explore Vancouver and the surrounding area.

Day 15: Departure from Vancouver

Enjoy the morning before driving to Vancouver Airport to return the picture and start the journey home. Which time depends on which airline you have chosen to travel with.

Day 16: Return to Scandinavia

Overnight stays

Fourteen nights in a hotel

Road Trip in Western Canada